Birthdays for Better

Happy Birthday!

This year, instead of gifts, have your friends and family make a donation to The Freshwater Trust in your honor. Including us as a part of your special day will mean more rivers will get fixed, more native fish habitat will be protected, and we’ll continue developing and promoting innovative solutions to save freshwater.

Step 1: Sign up to launch your birthday campaign

Start supporting The Freshwater Trust by sending an email to

Start your Birthday Campaign

Step 2: Spread the word to your friends and family

Get the word out with the hashtag #birthdayforbetter, send emails and contact us if you would like help getting the word out there. Let them know that instead of purchasing a gift for you this year, you’d love them to make a donation for freshwater conservation.

When they make their donation, please tell them to include your name on the check memo line or on this donation form. (ie: In honor of YOUR NAME’s birthday).

Step 3: Raise donations for your special day that will make a difference

We’ll send you a message after your birthday, letting you know how much your special day has raised and how that donation will make a difference for rivers, wildlife and communities. We’ll also send you a card signed in appreciation by staff and a The Freshwater Trust sticker.

Not your birthday?

You can also make a donation to The Freshwater Trust in honor of a friend or family member’s birthday. We’ll send them a card on their special day, letting them know a donation was made in their honor.